Articles by Niall Browne

Notebook Reviews: MISTER JOHNSON

Bruce Beresford – 1991 Mister Johnson is a witty and entertaining tale from Australian director Bruce Beresford. The film features great acting from first-timer Maynard Eziashi who stars alongside Pierce Brosnan and Edward Woodward. The [...]

March 28, 2020

Trailer For The Brilliant Indie Horror AFTER MIDNIGHT

Movies In Focus caught After Midnight at the 2019 Mayhem Film Festival and was blown away by how good it was. In a festival full of great movies, After Midnight stood out as the best.  When I saw the film, I wrote that ‘Jeremy Gardner and [...]

March 27, 2020

Notebook Reviews: HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER

Steve Miner – 1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is the seventh entry in the Halloween franchise. Steve Miner’s film lacks the suspense of John Carpenter‘s 1978 original, but it’s good to see Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie [...]

March 27, 2020

Notebook Reviews: VERTICAL LIMIT

Martin Campbell – 2000 Vertical Limit is a very poor action film from Martin Campbell, the director of Goldeneye and Zorro director (two hugely entertaining movies). It has excellent potential, but sadly it fails on almost every level. The [...]

March 26, 2020

Notebook Reviews: WHAT LIES BENEATH

Robert Zemeckis – 2000 Boy, does What Lies Beneath work. Zemeckis has crafted a fine supernatural thriller, with great performances from Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. The pair play to their strengths as Zemeckis riffs on the work of [...]

March 26, 2020

Cult Filmmaker Stuart Gordon Dies Aged 72

The writer-director Stuart Gordon has died aged 72. The iconic cult filmmaker was perhaps best known for 1985’s Re-Animator, but Gordon had a prolific career in the horror and science fiction genres. Across his career, Gordon took a lot of [...]

March 25, 2020

Trailer For Sci-Fi Short Film RE-DISPLACEMENT

Here’s the trailer for writer-director Lewis Coates’ forthcoming sci-fi short, Re-Displacement. The film looks like a Christopher Nolan style mind-bender which plays with time and memory. It would seem that Coates and company [...]

March 25, 2020

Competition: Win A Copy Of Disney’s FROZEN 2 On Blu-ray

  Disney’s blockbuster sequel Frozen 2 grossed a massive $1.45 billion at the global box office, making it the highest grossing animated film of all time. It hit digital on 16 March and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 30 March 2020. To [...]

March 24, 2020

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